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Bonner County History - Feb. 18, 2021

| February 18, 2021 1:00 AM

From the archives of the

Bonner County History Museum

611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864


50 Years Ago

Sandpoint News-Bulletin

Feb. 18, 1971 – BIRTH

Feb. 14 – Mr. and Mrs. Anson Saccomanno, Sandpoint, boy, 8 lb. 7 oz.



Cut till it hurts. 20 Gallon Garbage Cans, $2.99; Infra Red Heat Lamps, 98c; Polaroid Color Film $4.25; B/W Type 107 film, $2.49; Mary Proctor 2 Slice Toaster, $10.88. Free Yardsticks. GAMBLES, 201 N. First, Sandpoint. Bob & Joyce Lyons, owners. CO3-3801.


LACLEDE NEWS by Nora Graves, CO3-4486

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Campbell and two children spent Sunday at the Jim Campbell home.

Mr. and Mrs. Chet Bellwood returned Saturday from Colorado. They also visited Conway Springs at the home of Mr. Belwood’s cousin, who hosted 35 other relatives for a buffet dinner, some of whom Chet had never seen and the rest not since he started to school. Sunday Mrs. Nora Graves, the Belwoods, and Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Poppino and Misty attended a birthday dinner at the Chet Howell home in Sandpoint in honor of Chet Belwood’s birthday.

Snowcatting at Falls Creek Sunday were Leon Rembowski, Richard Ramsay, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Rembowski, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Moore, George Moore, Catherine Ramsay, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cranor and Miss B. Schneider of Spokane.

100 Years Ago

Northern Idaho News

Feb. 18, 1921 – BOMBARD BAD BOOZE

Tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. all the liquor taken in raids, now in possession of Sheriff Kirkpatrick, except a few samples held as evidence in future trials, will be taken to the banks of Sand creek, where its destruction will take place in a thorough and workmanlike manner, which may cause gloom to him who nurses anti-prohibition traditions but will bring laughter and joy to the members of the W.C.T.U., of whom a large delegation will be present and some of whom may be allowed to smash the jugs and bottles and demijohns, allowing moonshine and other hooch to gurgle into the already troubled waters of the mountain stream.



There is no better place to practice the “Golden Rule” than in using the party telephone lines. The best plan to follow is to put yourself in the place of the other users and govern yourself accordingly. No matter whether you called or were called to the phone, you must not use the party line more than FIVE MINUTES at a time. As soon as your time is gone, you should say, “I believe my five minutes are up. I’ll call you later.” The Interstate Utilities Company, Owners and Operators of the Local Telephone System.



The big thaw has put the roads in such condition that about all we can do now is walk or stay at home. Looks as though spring were here with the hills bare of snow and robins chirping.

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